¶ Moreover, the word of the LORD came unto me, saying: Thou son of man, turn thy face toward the mount Seir, prophesy upon it, and say unto it: Thus sayeth the Lord GOD: Behold (O thou mount Seir) I will upon thee, I will reach out mine hand over thee, yea waste and desolate will I make thee. Thy cities will I break down, and thou shalt lie void: that thou mayest know, how that I am the LORD. For so much as thou bearest an old enemy against the children of Israel, and with a cruel hand hast made them afraid, what time as they were troubled and punished for their sin: Therefore, as truly as I live, sayeth the Lord GOD, I will prepare thee unto blood, yea blood shall follow upon thee: seeing thou layest wait for blood, therefore shall blood persecute thee. Thus will I make the mount Seir desolate and waste, and bring to pass, that there shall no man go thither, nor come from thence. His mountains will I fill with his slain men: thy hills, dales and valleys shall lie full of them, that are slain with the sword. I will make thee a perpetual wilderness, so that no man shall dwell in thy cities: that ye may know, how that I am the LORD.
¶ And because thou hast said: what, both these nations and both these lands must be mine, and I will have them in possession, where as the LORD was there. Therefore thus sayeth the Lord GOD: As truly as I live, I will handle thee according to thy wrath and jealousy, like as thou hast dealt cruelly with them: that I may be known among them, how I have punished thee. Yea and that thou also mayest be sure, that I the LORD have heard all thy despiteful words, which thou hast spoken against the mountains of Israel, saying: Lo, they are made waste, and given us to devour. Thus with your mouths ye have made your boost against me, yea and multiplied your proud words against me, which I have heard altogether. Where unto, thus sayeth the Lord GOD: when the whole world is in wealth, then will I make thee waste. And like as thou (O mount Seir) wast glad, because the heritage of the house of Israel was destroyed: even so will I do unto thee also, that thou and whole Edom shall be destroyed, and know, that I am the LORD.